Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery may require the use of bone grafts (usually allogeneic). In the context of traumatology surgeries, the use of autologous grafts is almost never used and allogeneic grafts are not always available. In recent years, bone substitutes have been introduced in clinical practice to overcome these limitations. The purpose of this paper is to report two cases in which the use of a bone substitute was used to overcome the bone loss during surgeries of ORIF. Two patients, one with a tibial plateau fracture (Schatzker 6) and one with a proximal humerus fracture (Neer 4), underwent ORIF surgery. In both cases, due to a loss of bone stock, a synthetic bone substitute (OrthOss®) was used. One year after surgery, the complete osseointegration of the synthetic bone substitute was seen, both radiologically and histologically. This bone substitute may represent a safe and effective alternative to autologous bone grafts, avoiding adverse events related to donor-site morbidity.
|Pages (from-to)||303-307. Congress of the Italian Orthopaedic Research Society|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents|
|Issue number||4 Suppl. 3|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 3 2020|